Filipino Fish and Vegetable Stew

Filipino Fish and Vegetable Stew

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This is a delicious Filipino dish called Dinengdeng. If you can't find yard-long beans, substitute with green beans. Shrimp paste is available in Asian markets.


Serves: 6 

  • 2 fillets milkfish or other white fish
  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shrimp paste
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 250g yard-long beans, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 250g zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 250g fresh okra

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat the barbecue to medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Barbecue the fish fillets until the flesh flakes easily with a fork, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Combine the barbecued fillets, tomato, onion, shrimp paste and water in a pot; bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the yard-long beans and zucchini; stir. Cover the pot and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir the okra into the mixture and cook another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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